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August 2020

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


HayThe venerable Windrush Farm, located on the Boxford/ North Andover line at Massachusetts, was in search of extra shelter for their 20 lesson horses following the Covid-19 crisis shutdown of their renowned therapeutic riding program. C.E.O., Janet Nittmann, was quick to take action to secure additional resources to keep the horses happy and safe.

“It was a rush to secure extra...

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August 21, 2020 posted by Ivo Krtalic

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


Throughout this Covid19 pandemic social media postings from horses owners who proudly announced that isolation and quarantine procedures were nothing new to them were prevalent. 

Commercial horse farm owners and managers dread the introduction of transmittable diseases such as Strangles, Equine Influenza, Eastern Equine Encephalitis or the Equine Herpes Virus, which can infect horses at their facilities and shut down their businesses. Bio-security concerns should be a factor in the design and operation of all horse farms.

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August 19, 2020 posted by Content Admin

Blog By Nikki Alvin-Smith


If you’ve ever spent the day working in the heat under the glare of full sun in the ‘dog days of summer’ then you know first-hand how heat exhaustion and sunburn can creep up on you. As a clinician I have certainly spent my fair share of time giving instruction to riders from the center of a dusty, hot arena baking myself to a crisp. I’ve also suffered with skin cancer, possibly as a direct result from too much exposure to the sun. 

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August 19, 2020 posted by Content Admin